An Historical Account of the Heathen Gods and Heroes Necessary for the Understanding of the Ancient Poets,[etc.].

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J.and F.Rivington, 1772

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עמוד 40 - Jupiter, was the first mortal by whom Jupiter was acknowledged as the Supreme. This king taught his subjects, that no sort of cruelty ought to approach the divine altars, and that nothing which had life was to be sacrificed, but rather cakes of corn, since the celestial nature was clement and propitious. In Libya, Jupiter delivered oracles by the name of Hammon : among the Egyptians he was the same with Osiris. Among the Ethiopians he was adored under the name of Assabinus; in Assyria under that...
עמוד 53 - He .was therefore called the Infernal Jupiter, and oblations were made to him by the living, for the souls of their friends departed. Although Pluto was brother of Jupiter, yet none of the goddesses would condescend to marry him, owing to the deformity of his person, and the darkness of his mansions.
עמוד 166 - Pausanias reports it as the opinion of the ancient poets, that the Nymphs were not altogether free from death, or immortal, but that their years were in a manner innumerable; that prophecies were inspired by the Nymphs, as well as the other deities ; and that they had foretold the destruction of several cities : they were likewise esteemed as the authors of divination. Meursius is of opinion, that the Greeks borrowed their notion of these divinities from the Phoenicians, for...
עמוד 218 - She also dipped him in the waters of Styx, by which his whole body became invulnerable, except that part of his heel by which she held him.
עמוד 69 - ... floating as it were in the wind, comely and graceful, crowned with laurel, his garments and sandals shining with gold. In one hand he holds a bow and arrows, in the other a lyre ; sometimes a shield and the Graces. At other times he is invested in a long robe, and carries a lyre and a cup of nectar, the symbol of his divinity. He...
עמוד 213 - Qcipyte ; they dwelt in Thrace, had the Faces of Virgins, the Ears of Bears, the Bodies of Vultures, with human Arms and Feet, and...
עמוד 27 - Millet, and they concluded their Ceremonies with leaping over Fires made of Straw, and dancing round and between them. It is memorable that this Feftival was obferved on the twenty.firft of April, being the Day when the firft Foundations of Rome were laid by Romulus. CHAP. X. Of JUPITER. WE come now to the...

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